Professor David Ormerod, the Law Commissioner leading the project, said: "Abusive publications about judges and courts occur frequently but are never prosecuted as scandalising.
It no longer serves as a deterrent, and any symbolic power it once had to drive home the message that scandalising the court is unacceptable is much diminished.
A separate offence of scandalising
the face of the court would continue to exist.
The Neath MP faced a charge of "scandalising a judge" over controversial comments he made in his book about High Court judge Mr Justice Paul Girvan.
Meanwhile, Mr Hain has welcomed the launch of a consultative process by the Law Commission to reform the laws, including the offence of scandalising the court.
The Supreme Court found her guilty of contempt by 'scandalising
it and lowering its dignity through her statements.'
The KBA chief was of the view that Hashmi was accused of scandalising
the judiciary and a case in this regard was already pending a trial against him before an antiterrorism court.
Mr Hain and his publishers had questioned at an earlier hearing whether the offence of scandalising a judge still existed in law.
And yesterday they asked government and the Supreme Court to consider how the "ancient offence of 'scandalising a judge'...
The act of lowering or scandalising
the authority of the court is obstruction of justice and a punishable act.